Representatives from the offices of the Nevada Treasurer, the Nevada Attorney General, the Nevada Department of Education and the Nevada Policy Research Institute presented updates on the Nevada Education Savings Account (ESA) and the Scholarship Grant Organizations to a full house at Bishop Manogue school in Reno tonight. Highlights:
1. Nevada has now won four out of five legal challenges to its innovative Education Savings Account, which has all eyes on Nevada for its comprehensive and universal school choice options. The fifth case is to be decided this summer, hopefully in time for fall enrollment in the ESA program for which 6,000 students have already signed up to receive at least $5,200 per student for use as the parent sees fit. For more information or to sign up, to go nevadaesa.com. Enrollment is currently open through June 30.
2. The state's Scholarship Grant Organization program has expanded to four organizations, with a total of nearly $8,000 available for Nevada students who meet financial thresholds. For more information, contact Donna Wix at firstname.lastname@example.org.